Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Arsène Wenger takes his side to Germany needing to reverse a 2-0 defeat in the first leg against Bayern

Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger pleads for 'fair chance' from referee as Arsenal look to turn around Champions League deficit

Manager says club had lost players to red cards in 'special circumstances' over the years

Tim Sherwood ran the Tottenham Hotspur youth system for five years and knows the club inside out. He is raw but learning quickly on the job as Spurs manager

Comment: Chances are Tottenham will appoint a new manager - but they would be better off backing Tim Sherwood

Is Daniel Levy prepared to give the manager time to build his own team?

Tim Sherwood says that unlike Mourinho he is a manager who
builds a side

Chelsea v Tottenham: Tim Sherwood claims the pressure is off as Spurs look to end dreadful record at Stamford Bridge

Spurs have not won at Chelsea since Gary Lineker scored the winner in 1990

Diego Poyet has lived in England most of his life and considers himself ‘an English footballer’

Sheffield United v Charlton Athletic: Diego Poyet keen to lift the Cup... just like his dad

Gus’ teenage son is making his way in the game at Charlton who face Sheffield United in the quarter-finals. He tells Sam Wallace how much he would love to get his hands on the old trophy... again

Jack Wilshere will have a maximum of five games for Arsenal in which to stake his claim for the World Cup

World Cup 2014: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere faces race to recover from fractured foot

The Arsenal midfielder was injured in a challenge with Denmark defender Daniel Agger

Raheem Sterling battles for the ball and should be in the squad for Brazil

World Cup 2014: Sam Wallace picks his England squad - is there a place for Andy Carroll, and who wins the battle between Luke Shaw and Ashley Cole?

Following England's victory over Denmark, our Chief Football Correspondent Sam Wallace examines the evidence and selects his 23-man squad

Daniel Sturridge's header beats Kasper Schmeichel

England 1 Denmark 0 match report: Daniel Sturridge heads winner as Adam Lallana stakes his claim with man of the match performance

The Southampton man will undoubtedly be in the squad for Brazil and, he might yet take Jack Wilshere's place in any nominal starting XI

Ashley Cole (left) is in direct competition for a place in England’s World Cup squad with Luke Shaw (right)

England v Denmark: Ashley Cole faces friendly shootout with Luke Shaw for place at World Cup 2014

Both left-backs will feature against Denmark, but only one will join Leighton Baines on the plane this summer

Steven Gerrard said Dr Peters had helped him find the best form of his career

World Cup 2014: England try to remain positive by recruiting renowned psychiatrist

Roy Hodgson to take Dr Steve Peters to Brazil to help players deal with pressure situations

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (second left) closes in on Jermain Defoe during England training in Enfield

Roy Keane criticism over Neymar shirt swap at the Maracana was right, says Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Winger admits he was wrong to ask for Neymar’s shirt during Maracana match. Now, he tells sam wallace, his goal is to make sure he returns to Brazil this summer with England

Day In a Page

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter: The man who could have been champion of the world - and the Bob Dylan song that immortalised him

The man who could have been champion of the world

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter and the Bob Dylan song that immortalised him
Didn’t she do well?

Didn’t she do well?

Miranda Hart lined up for ‘Generation Game’ revival
The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

In Iraq, mafiosi already run almost the entire oil output of the south of the country
Before they were famous

Before they were famous

Can you guess the celebrity from these British Pathe News clips?
Martin Freeman’s casting in Fargo is genius

Martin Freeman’s casting in Fargo is a stroke of genius

Series is brimming with characters and stories all its own
How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players